FAQs ABOUT ALISTA TABLET
Does ALISTA TABLET affect bone health?
Yes, ALISTA TABLET acts by lowering the estrogen levels in the body which is an important hormone to maintain bone health. Due to this the mineral content of the bones decreases and they may become less strong and prone to fracture. Your doctor might ask you to take up several tests to better assess and treat your condition.
Can I stop taking ALISTA TABLET on my own?
No, do not stop taking ALISTA TABLET without the advice of your doctor. However, not taking the medicine for the recommended time may increase the risk of your breast cancer to recur.
Is ALISTA TABLET a form of chemotherapy?
No, ALISTA TABLET acts by decreasing the estrogen levels in the body which is a hormone. This in turn decreases the growth of cancer cells in breasts. ALISTA TABLET is a hormone therapy.
Who should avoid taking ALISTA TABLET?
ALISTA TABLET is not recommended if you still have menstrual periods, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, allergic to ALISTA TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking ALISTA TABLET.
What if I forget to take a dose of ALISTA TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of ALISTA TABLET just take your next dose as normal. Do not take two doses of ALISTA TABLET at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose.
Can alcohol be consumed with ALISTA TABLET?
It is best to avoid or limit alcohol intake when ALISTA TABLET is taken, since alcohol can raise your risk of experiencing side effects from ALISTA TABLET such as hot flashes or joint pain.
Should calcium be taken with ALISTA TABLET?
It is advisable to take calcium and vitamin D supplements while ALISTA TABLET is taken since the medicine may cause bone loss as a side effect which can be monitored by bone mineral density (BMD) test if done every 1 to 2 years.
Is ALISTA TABLET safe to use in children?
ALISTA TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age due to lack of safety and effectiveness. Generally, breast cancer occurs in older women. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking ALISTA TABLET.